Production Starts on Michael Mann’s Untitled Project Starring Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis

     June 11, 2013

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Production on Michael Mann’s untitled thriller starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Viola Davis (The Help) has officially begun.  Co-written by Mann and Morgan Davis Foehl, the picture will center on cyber-theft and cyber-attacks.  The Legendary Pictures production, also starring Lust, Caution’s Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, is slated for a 2014 release.  Hit the jump to read the full press release.

Check out the full press release below:

UNTITLED MICHAEL MANN PROJECT COMMENCES PRODUCTION FOR LEGENDARY PICTURES

Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 2013 — Principal photography has begun on Academy Award® nominee Michael Mann’s untitled feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom for Legendary Pictures. Written by Morgan Davis Foehl and Michael Mann from a project Mann has been developing with Legendary for over a year, the story will center on cyber-theft and cyber-attacks. Thomas Tull, Michael Mann and Jon Jashni will produce with Alex Garcia serving as executive producer.

Joining Mann behind the scenes is director of photography, Academy Award nominee Stuart Dryburgh (LUCK, THE PIANO); production designer, Academy Award nominee Guy Hendrix Dyas (INCEPTION); costume designer, Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, CHICAGO); editor, Joe Walker (SHAME) and casting director, Bonnie Timmermann (LUCK).

Chris Hemsworth will be seen in the upcoming film RUSH directed by Ron Howard. Later this year, Academy Award nominee Viola Davis will star in Denis Villenueve’s PRISONERS and Gavin Hood’s ENDER’S GAME. Tang Wei and Wang Leehom both starred in Ang Lee’s LUST CAUTION.

Michael Mann recently produced WITNESS and the dramatic series LUCK, both for HBO. His credits include PUBLIC ENEMIES, THE INSIDER, HEAT, ALI, COLLATERAL and LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

The film is slated for release in 2014.

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